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of the big activities was the defense spending bill. what is the headlines coming out of that discussion? guest: the headline has to do with the national security agency. it was a very close vote. it shows how divided the house -200epresentatives, 217 five, to keep allowing the nsa to collect telephone records. host: explain it to those that are not following it closely. many: i don't imagine too people do not understand it. this is the national security agency that was found to be collecting phone calls. they are randomly collecting phone calls under court orders from a secret court. certainly a lot of people do not want to be listened to. this was all covered by edward snowden, now sitting in the moscow airport. to stop a vote to try this practice, which was authorized by congress as part of the patriot act after 9/11. host: the amendment did not survive? guest: it did not survive. it does not explain how that would happen. host: who supported this amendment and who opposed it? we saw a lot of things that you probably did not see before. we have liberal democrats who did not like the g
this week for the defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans in the senate? working am definitely with democrats and republicans to overhaul this program dramatically. there have been a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle -- the discussions have certainly accelerated since that extraordinary house vote. thelready have a quarter of united states senate on record saying that they are very interested in pursuing the issues that are central about this debate. to answer your question, yes we are going to see a very strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up the effort up that i think needlessly intrudes on the privacy and liberties of millions of law-abiding americans. newsmakers with senator ron wyden. we have a replay at 6 p.m. eastern. mike is hanging on from elizabeth, new jersey, an independent caller. is america becoming a defeatist nation? caller: no, but our government is defeating us. span had a video back in 2008. no one really listens to it. it is a pretty simple solution. one solu
that everything ought to be on the table, particularly defense spending. but our future dead comes on the other side of the budget and remains untouched and puts programs on on a paper like asial security and medicaid a way to protect poor people. threatss been a lot of that we were told that the sky "the washington post" did a story a few weeks ago looking at all the 46 steps that we have heard, how many materialized and only 11 and one of the things that is particularly interesting to doug about when we talk about in frustration, which by the way is amount of money that affects the growth of spending. we don't really know how it will play out because government agencies have the ability -- for instance, we heard that it would be devastating for defense they would lose $800 billion for lockheed martin alone. they just announced their profit and they are up 10% in spite of sequestration. so i think there is a way of handling training people and -- handling threatening people and we agree that it is not the best way to go about cutting spending or being fiscally responsible. i don't think all th
be for them. the army judge will spend weeks hearing from defense and prosecution witnesses. the government is expected to provide a classified assessment of the damage created by manning's disclosures. they are also expected to see the lawyer for bradley manning continue to portray his client as a patriot who followed his conscience. expressing gratitude to his legal team and supporters. our next caller in taylor, michigan, on the democrats line. hi, don. caller: hello. tank you for c-span. -- thank you for c-span. gave anom line is they oath to the constitution, nobody else. all he did was show e-mails. thousands of people are reading them. biden said something about them. the thing is, you have to think about our forefathers. weren't they all whistleblowers on the british government? they knew the wrongs of those british government, so that is why they wrote the constitution. give their oath to the constitution, not to an administration or a corporation. manning to me, they are heroes. bush, clinton, obama -- they all lied, they all said they were going to do one thing. look at the nsa,
the defense beat, you kind of take it piece mail. you spend time with the people who made these tanks, you fly and osprey, you train and you do all of these things but you never see it come together and work together in what they call combined arms, where everyone is supporting each other. when you watch them up close and the marines are trying to take an objective and they have to coordinate all these moving pieces, and the claimant -- any equipment is moving, you get a good sense of the scale of this and the in normandy and complexity of modern warfare complexity ofd modern warfare. people tend to think that with satellite systems that the fog of war has dissipated, but when you are out there and you are close up, you see that it really hasn't that much. there is still a lot of and the ambiguity on of the battlefield and if you don't match the right weapon system with the right target, it doesn't go well. shooting without maneuvering is a waste of ammo, maneuvering without shooting is suicide. you get a sense of how true that is when you see all the elements trying to come together to take a
on the amendment part of the defense bill. theepublicans voted for amish bill. no.voted 111 voted for it. 83 against it. some of the key players, marshall blackburn coming up in a few minutes. along withor it, yburn.ibu this would have restricted the nsa. voting no. voted no.ner, well.pelosi voted no as teny hoyer voted no. well.antor voted no as the majority leader. the leadership of voted against it for the most part. that with thebout guest. here is how "the financial times" played the president's speech in illinois -- george in san diego. thank you for holding. republican line. caller: the queue for your program. [inaudible] of the people and should not. i am not happy with him. i think he should go. thank you. host: peter, massachusetts. independent mind. call-- line. different setswo of people. people that are working and doing well making 50,000-100,000 are more. at the same time as another group of people that are unemployed or underemployed -- unemployed or underemployed and working to part-time jobs in the people making the better of it are being forced to do, almost two-three jobs
. the defense betrayed manning as a naive whistleblower who wanted to explodes -- what to expose war crimes. some call him an anarchic hacker and a traitor. he faces a possible life sentence if convicted of the charges. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. the first lady reflects reflects the schism that is in the united states about women -- about what women are supposed to be. are we supposed to be mom in chief? our we supposed to be first mate? -- if thee that president is supposed to be head of state and head of government, is the first lady supposed to be the ideal fashionista? in-she supposed to be mom- chief? is she supposed to be the first helpmate? if she is going to be the first helpmate, that means she needs to understand what is going on in the administration. she needs to understand what is going on in the country, and she has to understand her husband's political agenda. you cannot really separate how the first lady present herself and the conflicting expectations that the country still has four working wives and mothers. >> as we continued our conversations
spending for whether for medicare or war defense budget or road building or food stamps, the spent.is largely that doesn't mean your benefits won't be there. they will probably be there. going ust in reality forward we have an explosion of seniors coming and smaller number of taxpayers and the have to change. the reality is there is no trust und at the local bank or local fidelity waiting to pay the bills. you go system and we will have to fix it going forward. that is why eventually you will age andraise retirement make reforms of programs because it won't be affordable. ost: where are you at now, still involved in healthcare? guest: i'm in new york most of the time. i loive in washington but i'm investment firm and at a a fair amount of taoeuime of -- i'm of im of counsel. host: tom scully, thank you for helping us mark the 48th anniversary of the medicare program. appreciate it. guest: thank you. host: up next we will turn our political o fund-raising with the 2014 congressional elections coming up. with bill allison. first a news update. it is 9:22 a.m. eastern. 12.2% ine pri
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